7½ cups The usual 32-ounce package (2 pounds) of powdered sugar has about 7½ cups of powdered sugar.
What is confectioners’ sugar in the United Kingdom?
Refined sugars that have been coarsely powdered into a powdery consistency are referred to as confectioners’ sugar. It is only a synonym for powdered sugar (in the United States) and icing sugar (in the U.K. and Canada). You may even hear it referred to as “10X sugar,” reflecting its far finer consistency than table sugar (also called granulated sugar).
Why is confectioners sugar named that?
IS CONFECTIONER’S SUGAR THE SAME AS SUGAR POWDER? When “powdered sugar” and “confectioners’ sugar” are used interchangeably, novice bakers frequently become confused. However, this is the case since confectioners’ sugar and powdered sugar are identical! Sugar that has been finely crushed and blended with a little amount of cornstarch to avoid caking is powdered or confectioners’ sugar.